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Jackie Ryan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/20Jackie Ryan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Jackie Ryan, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, August 20 at 8 p.m. for one performance only! Hailed as “a world-class talent” by the Los Angeles Times, the Bay Area native will perform her “Tribute to Michel Legrand.” The team of composer Michel Legrand and lyricists Marilyn & Alan Bergman have won multiple Grammy and Academy Awards. Tickets for Jackie Ryan range in price from $25 – $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

SCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now AvailableSCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Celebrate the sax-iness of Jule Styne! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies to Return in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Mary Bridget Davies to Return in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today full casting for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN.  Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The VogueBWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - Jun 25, 2015

"I am Louis Armstrong," said the man under the spotlight at center stage. "No! You're the great Stanley Clarke!' a festivalgoer called out from the audience. Clarke is one of the few still ticking who has spent the better part of the century among the pantheon of jazz gods and goddesses. (more...)

THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowTHE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Following their massively successful international Sweet Home Chicago tour, The Chicago Blues Brothers are now returning to the UK with a brand-new action packed show coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow for one night only on Friday 10 July. (more...)

Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England and France, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. (more...)

'Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live' Album Out 6/23'Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live' Album Out 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Sonny Knight and the Lakers exist in the afterglow that soul luminaries like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin created with their raucous, kinetic, and supreme live performances. Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live, from the eponymous group, is a loving return to the height of live Rhythm and Blues, with Knight and his band perfectly capturing the uproarious vibe and rebellious musicianship of an era long gone in their first live album release. A year of steady touring through the US and Europe has allowed the group to create a seamless set, mixing songs from their critically-acclaimed debut studio album, I'm Still Here, with a couple covers of classic soul songs from their native Minneapolis, and re-imagined bits from Led Zeppelin and James Brown. Recorded in their hometown of Minneapolis at the Dakota Jazz Club over two nights and four performances, Sonny Knight and the Lakers aim to bring a new focus on the art of the live record. Hoping to add to the rich history of live albums rather than producing something merely derivative, they set out to reconstruct the ephemeral experience of a live concert and earn a permanent place on your record shelf. The double LP/CD release will be available in stores and digitally June 23rd via Secret Stash Records. (more...)

Gospel Hall of Famer Richard Smallwood to Release  2-Disc Album Anthology LiveGospel Hall of Famer Richard Smallwood to Release 2-Disc Album Anthology Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Legendary Gospel Hall of Fame inductee and multiple Grammy-nominated singer/composer/and arranger, Richard Smallwood is set to release his 15th album ANTHOLOGY LIVE (more...)

Aretha Franklin & More Set for TV One's THE GOSPEL TRADITION, 6/26
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

In honor of Black Music Month, TV One will pay tribute to gospel music with the broadcast special The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House. (more...)

Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Leon Russell with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

Arsenio Hall to Headline Comedy Works Landmark Village, 7/17-18Arsenio Hall to Headline Comedy Works Landmark Village, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Arsenio Hall is set to headline Comedy Works South at the Landmark, July 17 & 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Boston Gay Men's Chorus and Laura Benanti SMILE at Symphony HallBWW Reviews: Boston Gay Men's Chorus and Laura Benanti SMILE at Symphony Hall
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 15, 2015

The Boston Gay Men's Chorus annual Pride concert on Sunday at Symphony Hall featured Special Guest Laura Benanti, the Tony Award-winning singer/actress, also known to television audiences for her roles on "Nashville" and "The Good Wife." In a program with selections ranging from musical theater greats like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, and Stephen Sondheim, to pop artist Madonna and a newly commissioned piece, the BGMC and Benanti seemed to inspire each other to perform at the highest level of their combined vocal abilities, spiced up with some flashy dancing boys and refreshing comedy stylings by the guest artist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hattiloo's SIMPLY SIMONE Sings and ZingsBWW Reviews: Hattiloo's SIMPLY SIMONE Sings and Zings
by Joseph Baker - Jun 14, 2015

Somewhere in my prodigious vinyl collection there is at least one album by the self-proclaimed 'High Priestess of Soul,' Nina Simone; and having just seen SIMPLY SIMONE: The Music of Nina Simone, at the Hattiloo Theatre, I am taking a deep breath and planning to thumb through my myriad of records in order to seek it out. Nina Simone never quite 'caught on' with mainstream audiences; the legendary Aretha Franklin, who, like Simone, emerged from a gospel background and was a gifted pianist, was much more successful in that respect. Simone was too idiosyncratic a performer to be pigeonholed or labeled. She scoffed at being called a blues singer or a jazz singer; her early classical training, encouraged by a white pianist and patron (who collected money from the people in the town and helped to enroll at Juilliard), always informed her music. Moreover, the songs she chose to interpret, in addition to her own, were an eclectic repertoire: Everything from Gershwin to the Beatles. Underappreciated in her own country, and disillusioned by the stagnation of the Civil Rights Movement after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she found her audience abroad, particularly in France; she turned her back on disco (which she disdainfully dismissed) and was selective and intelligent in the music she chose to interpret, which left no room for her on the popularity bandwagon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To AdelaideBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 13, 2015

Harper Clements looks back over her forty years, working in the White House. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Producer Andrew Gouche Releases Debut Solo Album 'We Don't Need No Bass'Grammy-Winning Producer Andrew Gouche Releases Debut Solo Album 'We Don't Need No Bass'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Grammy Award-winning producer and premiere bassist, Andrew Gouche, releases debut solo album, We Don't Need No Bass, the anticipated contemporary jazz project featuring vocalists Fred Hammond and Jackie Gouche on Prayze Connection Entertainment, available now at iTunes. (more...)

FSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European TourFSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Electric Youth (EY) 2015, the international touring ensemble of young singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), presents a Bon Voyage concert at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala PerformanceBWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

On June 12 at 8PM, the New Philharmonia Orchestra will conclude its 20th Anniversary Season with a gala performance featuring the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli in a program showcasing his signature style that sets the standard for stylish modern jazz.   (more...)

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